Material: brass, 925 silver post Size: max length 3 x max width 2 cm *All works of The Green Beetle are made by hand. Unlike machine manufactured products, handmade gives a unique touch to every piece of work. About Nagini studs I made this pair with the love for snakes. In many ancient civilizations, snake represents the guardian and creator of life. In alchemy, snake symbolizes the cycle of life ; In Idian tribes, it's a snake with wings that created human being; In Chinese legend, a half snake half human goddess created human with earth. I was also once told that often having snake in your vision implies that you should follow your passion. No matter what, I hope I could share my love for snake with you with this pair of work. *I made this pair with hand cut brass, and rub the surface with sand paper to give a matte texture. Care and maintenance for brass jewelry All brass products from The Green Beetle are polished to prevent from tarnishing for most usage. However, exposure under water or oxygen (or contact with sweat, grease, lotion, etc.) still effects its shine. Here we provide four ways as reference: 1) Use a polishing cloth to rub your brass. 2) Use a toothbrush and gently brush some toothpaste on your brass, later, clean it with water and dry it after. 3) Mix some lemon juice with baking soda at 1:1 portion. Rub your brass with the mixture until it’s clean. In the end, rub it with a wet cloth and keep dry. 4) Dip a cloth with brass polish, then rub your brass with until it’s nice and shiny.